Maths Functional Skills

These courses are for people who want to improve their maths skills either to help in their daily life or at work. Our friendly and supportive teachers will work with you to find out which skills you woud like to improve. There will be the opportunity to achieve a nationallly recognised qualification. You will need to attend an advice and guidance interview to ensure you are enrolled to the correct level for your needs.

Maths Functional Skills

These courses are for people who want to improve their maths skills either to help in their daily life or at work. Our friendly and supportive teachers will work with you to find out which skills you woud like to improve. There will be the opportunity to achieve a nationallly recognised qualification. You will need to attend an advice and guidance interview to ensure you are enrolled to the correct level for your needs.

Maths Functional Skills

These courses are for people who want to improve their maths skills either to help in their daily life or at work. Our friendly and supportive teachers will work with you to find out which skills you woud like to improve. There will be the opportunity to achieve a nationallly recognised qualification. You will need to attend an advice and guidance interview to ensure you are enrolled to the correct level for your needs.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery

This course runs over 2 days per week – Monday’s and Tuesday’s from 10am till 4pm
(3 – 4 days for students who are under 19.)

For those who want a specialist hands on course in ceramics, glass or jewellery.
Taught by practising makers the course will teach highly specialist practical skills and knowledge for
3- Dimensional design.
Alongside your studio practice this course covers general art and design principles, history of design, drawing skills and colour theory. These contextual elements will enable you to develop and stretch your own individual creative expression.
Course activities include museum and gallery visits, liaison with trade and industry and exploration into the context of contemporary crafts practice in the 21st century. Using these experiences you will to access a relevant network and produce a portfolio of design work to prepare you for your next level of study or work.

Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course covers the following subjects:
• Prioritising the scene
• Unconscious baby and child
• Baby and child CPR
• Wounds and bleeds
• Choking baby and child
• Shock
• First aid kits and hygiene techniques
• Burns and scalds
• Anaphylaxis
• Objects in eyes, ears and nose
• Recording and reporting accidents

Ornamental Pruning

Pruning involves the selective removal of specific parts of a plant for the benefit of the whole plant. Taught by an experienced garden designer, this course will teach you the basics of pruning ornamental plants and will include:

• What is pruning and why is it important
• When to prune and at what frequency
• Using the right equipment
• Pruning different types of trees and shrubs
• Manipulating shrubs into small trees
• Pruning hedges and vines
• Maintenance

Design with Perennials

This course will show you how to design a garden of perennials, relatively easy plants to grow which come in a variety of colours and textures.
Taught by an experienced garden designer this course will include:-

• Types of perennial, including short-lived and longer-lived plants
• Examples of spring, summer and autumn bloomers
• Why design is important; design principles and the planning stage
• Bad preparation
• Maintenance
 

Indoor Gardening

Garden centres offer limitless choice of houseplants. This course will help you to choose which plants to use and why; when to use bougainvillea and where to use begonias.
Taught by a professional garden designer, you will learn:-

• A plant’s natural habitat and what keeps it happy
• Which potting soil or mix to use
• How often to water, humidity
• Appropriate light and windows for your plants
• How to know whether a long-lasting houseplant can be revived, or if it’s time for change
 

Stakes and other Plant Supports

Plant supports come in many varieties and this course will show you which kind of support to use in which situation.
Taught by a professional garden designer, this course will include:-

• Introduction to why plant supports are needed
• When and how to use stakes and single stem supports
• When and how to use heavy gauge wire and border supports
• When and how to safely remove plant supports
 

Soil, Composting and Mulching

In this course you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the importance of soils, composting and mulch for the plants in your garden.
Taught by a professional garden designer, this course will cover:-

• Soil essentials and how to improve soils using mulch and compost
• How to choose the right mulch for fruits, vegetables and herbs
• Different types of composting materials and containers
• How to build a composting pile